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Betty Jo Slater Byrd
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Betty Jo Slater Byrd, 79, of Cornelia, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, following a brief diagnosis of cancer.

The family received friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, to remember the life of Betty.

Born April 5, 1933, in Carnesville, she was the daughter of the late Hobart and Flora Lee Elrod Slater. She also was preceded in death by the father of her children, Jones Wiley Byrd.

Ms. Byrd was a very dedicated homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her daughters, Tina J. Robertson of Demorest, and Tracy L. Byrd of Baldwin; sons, Joe G. Byrd of Cornelia, David M. Byrd and his fiancée Tina D. Dale, of Liberty, S.C., Kelly A. Byrd of Baldwin, and Clifford J. Tuck of Demorest; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sara and Floyd McEntyre of Mt. Airy, and Brenda and Raymond Hall of Greenville, S.C.; brother, Horace T. Slater of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Amanda Kay Poplin, Heather Leigh Robertson, Joseph Bradley Byrd, Anthony Stephen Byrd, David Michael Byrd II, Jeramy Lee Wiley and Josie Amber Grindle; and great-grandchildren, Preston Lee Keller, Crystal Marie Poplin, Isabelle Robertson and Kiera Wiley.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the Byrd family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.

The Northeast Georgian

February 20, 2013